The Romantic Misadventures of Sarah Williams (Ch5)
Sarah Williams experienced her third romantic disappointment on the eve of her senior prom.
She had dressed beautifully for the occasion in a gown of forest green taffeta, with a sweetheart bodice and a puffed skirt. She had decided to wear her hair half up and held in place with a shiny barrette, the rest cascading artfully around her bare shoulders. Four strings of pearls were gaily festooned around her throat.
When her father saw her walk down the stairs, a little wobbly in her heels, he had demanded that she climb right back up and put on something more respectable.
In a surprising show of female solidarity, Karen had told her father that the strapless gown was not too grown up at all, and that Sarah's green eye-shadow and red lipstick were in keeping with the current fashion (and not something that ladies of the night would wear, thank you very much!). Karen also stated, quite firmly, that Sarah looked ab